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The 2020 Census Is Still in Big Trouble

The Supreme Court may decide the fate of the citizenship question that the Trump administration wants to add to the census, and cities are bracing for chaos.

Trump’s New Science Adviser Arrived Just in Time for a Shutdown

Science advocacy groups take turns imploring leaders to open agencies.

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Citizenship Question on Census

State and local governments are among the groups that have objected to the Census asking about citizenship status.

GPO Awards $115 Million for Census Questionnaires, Paper Products

The contract was recompeted after the previous vendor filed for bankruptcy.

Software Glitch Adds to Issues for NOAA’s Newest Weather Satellite

Technicians have identified a software glitch in the GOES-17 weather satellite it launched in March.

Census Project Matches Your Agency's Data with Civic Innovators

Through The Opportunity Project, the bureau is connecting data-laden federal agencies with private-sector innovators who can use that data to solve real problems.

The U.S. Could Regulate AI in the Name of National Security

These regulations would be target a big name in AI: China

NIST Experiments with Critical Infrastructure Protections

Over in the IT world, this is fairly basic stuff, though it has rarely been tried for operation technology.

NIST Wants to Make PIV Cards Work for Smartphones in Two Years

The effort mirrors a Pentagon plan to improve identity verification on mobile devices.

NIST Teams Up with IBM’s Watson to Rate How Dangerous Computer Bugs Are

The artificial intelligence program will replace tedious work done by human analysts.

Census Bureau Isn’t Properly Managing Its Risk Management Review System

A lack of continuous assessment and oversight led to bad reporting, which in turn led to bad decision-making and a weak cybersecurity posture.

Supply Chain Group Aims to Reduce Counterfeits in Federal Systems

The proposed acquisition rule will require only original manufacturers or vetted resellers supply some components.

Have Ideas on How Agencies Can Actually Use All Their Data?

The Federal Data Strategy team wants feedback on its framework for how agencies can leverage their data.

NOAA Needs to Know If Its Big Data Cloud Partnerships Are Working

The agency wants to hear from users before it takes its next steps in its open data program.